Monthly e-newsletter serving the celiac and gluten-free community.

NOVEMBER 2017 EDITION


Lee Graham, Executive Director

How we have grown! The New England Celiac Organization became the National Celiac Association (NCA) in June after acquiring the assets of the Celiac Support Association upon its dissolution. Now with a broader reach NCA has become a major player in the celiac community and with that expansion comes the need for your support.

1 in 100 people have celiac disease and 75% of those are still undiagnosed! NCA feels the general population should know. So this fall we are running an Advertising Campaign in Time’s Square, NYC.  Looping every 60 seconds for 70 days, the ad is estimated to touch over 1 million people. If you are in New York City, take a look – or check it out on our homepage!

The work continues with the Harvard Medical School Celiac Research Program to plan a top notch 1 ½ day National Celiac Conference on November 10 and 11, 2018. It will be packed with the latest medical and scientific information from your favorite doctors as well as speakers from across the country. Along with that will be food demos, vendors, and plenty of gluten-free food.  Hope to see as many of you there as possible so please save the date!

Our mission continues to be both significant and essential to the celiac community. To handle the increased needs of a national group, we have hired more staff and now maintain offices in both Nebraska and Massachusetts.  Let us know how we can help you!

Yours in health,
Lee Graham
Executive Director

Delicious Gluten Free Thanksgiving

Thinking about Thanksgiving and how to make it a safe Gluten-Free one? Look at this article for recipes and tips with an easy to follow timeline from Executive Director Lee Graham.

Annual Appeal

Did you know that you can support NCA through online donations? Did you know that now you can dedicate your donations?

Product Finds & Dining Out Tips

Webinars and Podcasts

  • The recent Freakonomics Radio episode called the demonization of gluten may be heard here.
  • Watch Chef Oonagh make GF Pumpkin Cake here.
  • Learn more about oats in a GF diet from Tricia Thompson, RD here Note: you should follow along with this handout when watching the video.
  • Register for the Bold Beyond Research Symposium taking place on November 9th at 5 pm Eastern Time. Panelists will include Ciaran Kelly, MD, Anthony DiMarino, Jr., MD, Ritu Verma, MD and Daniel Leffler, MD, MS. You can attend in person if you are near Drexel University in Philadelphia or you can watch via webcast.
  • GIG is hosting a webinar on reading labels on Thursday November 16th at 1 p.m. EST. Click here to register.

Gluten-Free Seal Recognition Program

NCA Gluten-Free Recognition Seal Program

Following the dissolution of CSA earlier this year, NCA will be continuing the valuable Gluten-Free Recognition Seal Program. When products display the Recognition Seal, customers are assured they are choosing a product which has undergone the most stringent third-party gluten-free certification available for product, processing and packaging.

Events

Visit the event calendar on our website to see what events are happening in your part of the country. Know about an event that we don’t have on the calendar? Please let us know so we can share it with others!

Recipe of the Month

Turkey Veggies

Make this carefree and cute veggie turkey for holiday gathering!

What Celiacs Need to Know

NCA held What Celiacs Need to Know on Sunday October 29th. Endocrinologist Partha Sinha discussed maintaining a healthy skeleton. Harvard University student Emma Clerx shared insight from her internship this past summer. Nutritionist Melinda Dennis provided a summary of current topics including arsenic, probiotics and non-responsive celiac disease.

Activities Around The Nation

San Diego Celiacs enjoyed a luncheon featuring salad, various pastas, roasted chicken, freshly baked bread and frozen desserts at IL Fornaio Restaurant in Del Mar, CA on Sunday November 5.

Celiac Disease and GF in the News

Product Recalls & Alerts

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